Coach Scott Abell
Offensive Coordinator of Washington and Lee University
Scott Abell is in his fourth season with the W&L football staff, serving as the team’s offensive coordinator. During his three seasons, the Generals have continued to progress offensively, culminating in the 2010 ODAC Championship and subsequent NCAA Tournament berth.
Abell's 2010 offense set numerous school and conference records for both rushing and scoring as the Generals averaged 438.8 yards and 35.3 yards per game. W&L produced six of the Top 10 single-game rushing efforts in ODAC history during the 2010 campaign, culminating in an ODAC-record 496 yards in a win over Catholic. For the season, the Generals rushed for a school and conference record 3,955 rushing yards for the season, ranking ranked fifth in Division III with 359.6 rushing yards per game average. The 388 total points score were also a school record, breaking the former mark that had stood for 60 years.
Abell came to W&L following six seasons as the head coach at Amherst County High School. During that time he compiled a 60-12 overall record and won three Seminole District Titles, while leading the Lancers to the 2006 and 2007 Virginia Group AA, Division 4, State Championship. Three times he was named the Seminole District and Virginia Region III Coach of the Year, while he received the State Coach of the Year Award after each of his final two seasons.
Abell, who served as the team’s offensive coordinator, quarterbacks and linebackers coach and strength and conditioning coach at Amherst County, is also the co-founder and co-director of the Central Virginia Coaches Clinic, a well-respected camp for over 150 high school coaches.
Prior to taking over at Amherst County, Abell spent four seasons as the head football coach at Liberty High School, turning an 0-10 team in 1998 into a Seminole District Champion in 2001. He has also been an assistant football coach and physical education teacher at Altavista High School (1996-97), Western Albemarle High School (1994-96) and Albemarle High School (1993).
Abell is a 1992 graduate of Longwood College with a bachelor of science degree in physical education and health. He also attained a master’s degree in administration/supervision from Lynchburg College in 2007.
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